LEED is the Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. We work to develop regional innovation clusters, advance high-growth entrepreneurship, and cultivate innovation.
What We Do
We serve the entire state of Louisiana providing technical assistance and support to businesses and economic development agencies, entrepreneurs (students, faculty and within communities), rural and underserved minority populations that are not connected to economic development resources and regional commercialization efforts.
What We Offer
We focus on providing technical assistance and consultation to decision makers and entrepreneurs. We engage with agencies and entrepreneurs in rural communities like Delcambre, Loreauville, Breaux Bridge, and Ville Platte. We provide outreach to entities in community strategic planning (Delcambre, Crowley, Youngsville, Acadia Parish), workforce development (LEDA, CGI, Opportunity Machine), new product development (university centers), supply chain innovations (USDA/seafood industry), and marketing plans (Hercules Liftboats, Faith House of Acadiana, GatorTail Outboard Motors).
Our mission is to strengthen and diversify economic development in Louisiana by providing technical assistance and support through strategic planning, impact analyses, feasibility studies and market research.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
214 Hebrard Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
Dr. Geoffrey T. Stewart, LEED Center Director
Office: Moody Hall 354
Sara Andrade Mosquera, LEED Research Graduate Assistant
Our team is actively involved with public and private initiatives to improve the competitiveness of EDA Economic Development in Louisiana.